Sterner comments Copenhagen climate talks in The Financial Times
“Prospects for climate talks in Copenhagen are not good. We think the main reason is the considerable distance between the parties when it comes to burden of payment and obligations”, says Professors Thomas Sterner, President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, and Roger Guesnerie, President of Paris School of Economics.
In a recent Harris survey for the Financial Times a majority answered that “China ought to make the biggest cuts since they have the largest emissions”.
“Naturally this is bizarre since it fails to take into account that China has a larger population. The relevant measure for most people is emissions per capita and not a country's total emissions”, says Thomas Sterner and Roger Guesnerie. Read their whole article: >> Big advantage of discussing 2050
The opinion article is also published by the well respected French newspaper Le Monde: >> Fixons à 2050 la réduction de 50 % des émissions de CO2, par Roger Guesnerie et Thomas Sterner